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  1. Such a lovely table in so many ways, but I think my favorite part is the unexpected hosta leaf under the plate! I’d never have thought of that but I LOVE it!
    Niky @ The House on Silverado

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Niky!

  2. Lora summer alfresco dinners are something we look forward to. Your table with the Hosta chargers is great inspiration.
    Thanks for sharing at the FWF party.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome, Rachelle! Thanks:)

  3. Your table is beautifully set, Lora!! I love all the peonies in their blue-green canning jars and the ruffled placemats are really pretty. I love, too, that with outdoor dining you just never have to worry about whether to use paper napkins or if anything is wrinkled. 🙂 Very pretty and I wish I was up your way for a BBQ!!

    Have fun grilling and making S’mores all summer,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Barb!

  4. I love it. The flowers are amazing and the ball jars are such a great feature. Love your outdoor space and the tablesetting is so pretty and inviting.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marty!

  5. Debra Oliver says:

    Beautiful, Lora!! Love that gorgeous wood table and those peonies are amazing! Happy week!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Debra!

  6. Oh I would love to grow gorgeous flowers like yours. The mix of aqua and green jars is stunning and what about the leaf chargers on your summery table! Love it all and as always I’m inspired by your creativity!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your sweet words, Michelle:)

  7. Julie Briones says:

    Your table is lovely, Lora… and those peonies! I bet your table even SMELLS lovely! 😉

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, it did, Julie;)

  8. Wow, oh, wow! I’m totally enamored with your botanicals, Lora! I wish I could grow such pretty, delicate blooms here. The other touches of the hosta leaves and lilies make this such a charming scene. I especially love that last horizontal photo. Just beautiful.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed that pic, Crissy, since I had to edit it to get it straight;0 I hate using the tripod:(

  9. Oh my gosh, Lora! This is one of my favorite summer tables. Pinned and pinned and pinned. The peonies in the aqua mason jars are just stunning. You always stun me with your beautiful vintage pieces. Love this!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Right back at ya, lady! Your gorgeous photography, along with your vintage and flower-filled pics are my faves!

  10. I am the same way about less trips inside and out and keeping it casual with family. I do the same with friends. They know by now come see me, not the house and not for anything fancy. We’d all love sitting at your table. I’d feel a bit fancy with the layered placemats and real silverware though. And I’m totally pinning this because I want to remember to use jelly jars for tealights or candles! That’s genius. Loved it all and always all you do. Thanks for joining us. Pinned

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, friend:)

  11. Lora your tablescape is simply stunning! I love the flowers in the mason jars and those plates are gorgeous! Using hosta leaves as plate chargers is brilliant.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Michelle! Found those fun plates last year at Homegoods and loved their garden-y vibe; perfect for taking outside.

  12. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Those plates are so pretty and so are the flowers. Only you would use those Hosta leaves to add to your beautiful setting, clever!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I get a little in trouble for picking hosta leaves, but we have plenty to spare;)

  13. I love all your outdoor dining ideas Lora! The table is so pretty with the vintage glass, the peonies and I love the hosta leaves used as chargers! So unique 😉

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Cindy! We love eating outside every night, if it’s not too hot;)

  14. HI Lora, I love the Ball jars! So pretty to have the colors on the table. Very pretty! laura

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I love their pretty vintage aqua color:)